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Please tell me what to eat if I have gallbladder/gallstone problems?

Please tell me what to eat if I have gallbladder/gallstone problems?

If known already: Stay away from fatty foods, i.e. Fried. When there's gallbladder disease with or without stones, my recommendation is to have it removed! ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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How you could ease the pain of gallstones or gallbladder problems?

How you could ease the pain of gallstones or gallbladder problems?

Surgery: It sounds as though you need a cholecystectomy. They are done through a laparoscope today and although any surgery is a big surgery when you are the patient, the recovery time and pain from this procedure has been markedly diminished over the past 20 years. ...Read more

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Gallbladder stones symptoms and solutions for the problem?

Gallbladder stones symptoms and solutions for the problem?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant usually. Can radiate to the back. Usually made worse after eating but not always. Treatment: avoid fatty foods which make symptoms worse, cholecysectomy (gall bladder removal). ...Read more

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If I have my gallbladder removed will I have problems later with gallstones again or do they just stop creating?

If I have my gallbladder removed will I have problems later with gallstones again or do they just stop creating?

Gone Forever!: The gallbladder is the gallstone factory--removing it will prevent gallstone formation. Once in a blue moon, stones can form in the bile ducts that connect the liver to the intestine. This is so rare that one need not be concerned. ...Read more

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When the gallbladder goes bad why does it cause so much pain and problems? Having gallstones is worse than giving birth.

Biliary colic: The gallbladder is a sac under the liver which collects bile (the pigment that turns the stool brown) and stores it until you eat a fatty meal. Bile aids in absorbing fats after eating. When you have gallstones, small stones block the opening to the gallbladder. When it contracts, it cannot empty, which gives the typical crampy right upper quadrant abdominal pain after eating and can last hours. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gallstones and other gallbladder problems? What are the difference in symptoms and treatments also?

What is the difference between gallstones and other gallbladder problems? What are the difference in symptoms and treatments also?

Gallbladder symptoms: "biliary" symptoms are sub-acute onset of right upper quadrant abdominal discomfort (radiates to right shoulder blade, crescendoing over several minutes, resolving over 6-8 hours +/-nausea/vomit. This typically occurs after a fatty meal due to a gallstone becoming impacted in the cystic duct (connection of gallbladder to biliary tree). Acalculous cholecystitis is a sick gallbladder without stones. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder out five months ago due to gallstone pancreatitis. I am having ongoing pain and digestive problems, is this common?

Some times yes: Go for follow up visit , and talk to the surgeon will evaluate, order tests, like sono, mrcp or ercop ( to evaluate the biliary ducts ) to see you have any gravel or small stone(s) in bile duct , a possibility. ...Read more

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Gallbladder disease symptoms, inflamed, free fluid around gallbladder but no gallstones what could this problem?

Gallbladder disease symptoms, inflamed, free fluid around gallbladder but no gallstones what could this problem?

Gallbladder.: If your gallbladder appears inflamed on ultrasound and has free fluid around it, associated with symptoms which sound like gallbladder symptoms, I would say the most likely cause of your symptoms is your gallbladder. It is certainly possible to have cholecystitis without gallstones. You should be evaluated by your doctor or a surgeon ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more